Monday, February 11, 2013

Stop. Take a breath.

It's only the second month of the year, but it feels like three or four have gone by already. From the 1st of January I started at a new position at work, but I still combine it with the work at the previous department. So in January especially there were days when I didn't even have time to think, I just had to do things. Had to go there, run here, talk to this person, send an e-mail to that one. It was as one long day. And also all my weekends were planned - yesterday was actually the first weekend since New Year that I got to spend at home.
And please do not think that I am complaining, I actually did like it. I was enjoying having a lot of things to do. I felt that my days mattered. The only thing is that I missed some personal time, time to sit and reflect on the day. To think of what I learnt that day. And I actually started meditating again. Just for a little bit befoe going to sleep. I had so many thoughts like "tomorrow I should do this and that", or "I shouldn't forget to mention this in the project" - I couldn't stop thinking of work even when going to bed. And that was when I desperately felt the need to stop. Just for 5 minutes. To clear the mind. To breathe deeply and calmly. We all need that. We are not some electronic devices where hit 'play' and it just start running. But even the devices need time to recharge. So do we.
And the advice of the day is: even in your busiest day, take 5 minutes or 5 seconds to stop. Take a deep breath, smile, relax and keep on going.

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